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Brian Johnson from the Chronology
Sep 4, 1999 - Down 2-0 after the first inning Cincinnati scores 9 runs in the 5th inning on the way to a 22-3 blowout over Philadelphia. The Reds set a NL record by hitting 9 HRs in the contest-2 by C Eddie Taubensee and 1 apiece by Aaron Boone Dmitri Young Jeffrey Hammonds Greg Vaughn Pokey Reese Brian Johnson and Mark Lewis. The 8 different players going deep is a ML record. Chad Ogea in 2 2/3 innings allows 3 dingers; he has now served up a league high 35. Stan Belinda of the Reds earns a save for Pete Harnisch (14-8); he benefits from the rule that mandates a save be awarded if a pitcher works three innings in relief.
Jun 10, 1998 - In honor of C Brian Johnson the Giants hold "Brian Johnson Buzz Cut Night." Everyone who gets their head shaved receives four free box seat tickets. The Giants lose the game to the Mariners 4-1.
Sep 18, 1997 - At San Francisco Brian Johnson homers in the 12th inning to give the Giants a 6-5 win over the Dodgers and a tie for the lead in the NL West. Rod Beck gives up 3 singles in the 10th but K's Todd Zeile and gets Eddie Murray on a DP.
Jul 6, 1997 - In Detroit the Tigers top the Orioles 14-9 their 3rd straight win after 11 consecutive losses. Brian Johnson and Travis Fryman homer for the Tigers while teammate Bobby Higginson adds a two-run inside-the-park homer his fifth round tripper this week. For Scott Erickson (11-4) it is the worst start of his career for Baltimore allowing all 12 runs 11 earned and 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings. Willie Blair (6-4) takes the win in relief. The O's are led by Rafael Palmeiro's homer triple and single and homers by Geronimo Berroa Jeff Reboulet and Tony Tarasco.
May 13, 1996 - Pudgy Fernando Valenzuela gives up 5 hits over 6 2/3 innings good enough for a 5-2 Padre win. The Pads are led by Brian Johnson's 2-for-3; he has 8 hits in his last 12 at bats with 8 RBI.
Apr 7, 1996 - Aussie Craig Shipley is 5-for-5 to lead the Padres to a 17-2 downing of the Astros. Sean Bergman wins his first in the NL by allowing just 2 hits in 8 innings. Brian Johnson adds 5 RBI for the Pads.